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Advantages for Developers

As Open Source software under the GPL papaya CMS naturally offers more freedoms then any proprietary program.  Professional developers, including those who work for our customers, have every option that they need for successful professional project realization.

Because it uses open products like PHP, XML/XSLT and relational databanks, for example MySQL or postgreSQL, papaya CMS gives programmers all the freedom they need, without having to learn any new proprietary scripts.

papaya CMS uses open products like PHP, XSLT/XML and relational databanks like MySQL or postgreSQL.  Most hosting servers meet the basic system requirements for papaya CMS – without any updates or changes. Sp what are you waiting for? In just a few minutes you can install papaya CMS. Go to our download page and get started today.


Everything that is possible in HTML can be done with papaya CMS. All the customary design options are available. The division of layout and content using XML and XSLT within papaya CMS ensures that your website is presented with a consistent design while also allowing you to provide content to your users in different exportable formats.

Barrier-free Internet

Online information services from the German government are already required to have barrier-free designs.  If you are also interested making your website accessible for additional groups of users, papaya CMS offers the right basis. The Frontend and administration are barrier-free. The included templates are barrier-free in the basic version and allow you to quickly adapt your project to these new demands.


papaya CMS’s consistent use of modular structures gives your project the flexibility it needs on the market. Choose from a wide selection of available modules or build your own – without additional licensing fees.  Thanks to papaya’s open programming interface, it can be extended to accommodate specific project needs. Behind the papaya CMS extensions is a network of reliable developers who provide a steady stream of new modules. It could of course happen that you need an extension that hasn’t been written yet. In that case, you can either use your PHP knowledge to write it yourself, hire us to do it, or hire a software programmer of your choice. It’s all up to you.

Decentralized Availability

papaya CMS offers you all the advantages of a web-based software. Your team can administer the system remotely. Whether it’s the Product Manager in London, the Marketing Manager in Asia or the staff member working from home, papaya CMS lets anyone with access rights work from anywhere with an internet connection. This safes you money on additional infrastructure and installation.

Access Rights

Specific users can be given individualized, finely-tuned access rights. The administrator can freely determine which users are given which rights and can control which elements an author can edit and what kind of approval process each author’s work needs to go through. The work areas of each of the Backend user groups are clearly defined and separated. The administrator makes specific tools available and tools are only visible to users who are allowed to use them.

Workflow Mapping

Fast digital publishing requires efficient control mechanisms. Define multi-layered approval processes with the click of a mouse and be sure that only high-quality, internally-approved content will be available on your website.


papaya CMS allows your team to manage different versions of your website content. Files can be saved in unlimited number and for an unlimited timeframe and can be activated at any time. Accessing older versions of the material, even after multiple new versions have been published, is easy.

Password Protected Areas

It is possible to create areas in your website that can only be accessed by users with a password. This applies to the Front and Backend of your site. Using this papaya CMS function, you can create special members only content for your registered users.

SEO: Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine algorithms require a special treatment of your content. papaya CMS optimally supports the entry of keywords, page titles, descriptions or individual search-engine-friendly URLs and folder structures. These features ensure the best possible presentation of your website for search engines and their robots. Additionally, papaya CMS offers the possibility to use the accepted standard XML Google-Sitemaps. This makes it easier for search engines to catalog your website’s content.


The international parameters of your project require Asian, Cyrillic or Arabian character sets and differentiated layouts? No problem: papaya supports UTF-8 in both the Front- and Backend.

Cross-media Publishing

Free your content! All text and media files for your website exist in a standard XML structure. Other publishing or export formats are supported. For example you make your content available on mobile platforms or you can use the PDF export function to use your current web content as a brochure.

Database Abstraction

Papaya CMS has a database abstraction feature that lets you decide on which database papaya CMS should be installed. Currently you can choose from one of the three Open Source-based databases: MySQL, postgres and SQLite.

Optimized Performance

People today expect short loading times even from highly frequented websites. papaya CMS is optimized to work under these conditions so that your visitors enjoy quick loading times even when your web traffic is up. papaya CMS is completely scalable and designed for fast page delivery. Single-server solutions for small companies and multi-server installation for high-traffic web portals are both possible with papaya.